Friday, March 23, 2012

Global Scenario of Bacteria, Infections, Antibiotics and Resistance- By Dr. A. J. Tamhankar (Research Associate: Sandeep Nerkar)

WHO – new book published: “The evolving threatof antimicrobial resistance - Options for action” 
ECDC Director Marc Sprenger stresses 'one health' approach to tackle antimicrobial resistance problems in humans and animals  
The European Union summary report on antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic and indicator bacteria from humans, animals and food in 2010  
US      long term increase in antibiotic resistance in urinary E coli isolates, especially against ciprofloxacin (3 to17.1%), and TMP-SMX (17.9 to 24.2%) between 2000 and 2010. Nitrofurantoin-R still low : AAC

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